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Navratri – Sept 28, 2011 to Oct 5 – An Overview and Important Information

Navratri 2011 begins on September 28, 2011 and ends on October 5, 2011. Mother Goddess, the primordial source of energy (Shakti), which manifests in all animate and inanimate, is worshipped during the period for knowledge, wealth, prosperity and auspiciousness.
The rituals and prayers and forms of Mother Goddess worshipped varies from region to region and from community to community but the essence is the same – invoking Mother Goddess to remove all that is Adharmic and assure in Dharma.
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A Ganesh Chaturthi Puja during Pitru Paksha in Nagpur

Pitru Paksha period, which is dedicated to performing Shradh for the dead, begin immediately after 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. The Wada of Raje Mudhoji Bhonsle in Nagpur installs Ganesha on Anant Chaturdasi day and the festival continues for next 15 days. The festival is also known as Maskarya or Hadpakya Ganpati utsav as it commemorates a battle victory. Times of India reports
Continuing with a 256-year-old tradition, the Bhonsles celebrate 11-day Ganeshotsav during pitra paksh. n Friday, Mudhoji installed two idols of Ganesh in the courtyard of his home in Mahal, which as per the Hindu calendar was a chaturthi. "Our ancestor Shrimant Raje Khandoji Maharaj Bhonsle had first celebrated this utsav in 1755. This was because when he set out for Bengal for a battle, he had worshipped before the Lord to grant him victory. When he returned victorious, the Ganesh utsav had already passed off. So he once again brought in an idol and worshipped it and had a public celebration for 11 days…

Shila Devi Temple Mela at Jaipur during Navratri

Shila Devi Temple is located at Amer Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and is dedicated to Goddess Kali.  The Navratri temple mela in 2017 is from September 21 to September 30 and the most important date is September 26, 2017. Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chatt (Sashti) - sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month is highly auspicious at the temple. 
Shila Devi Temple Mela attracts more than 100,000 people. The murti worshipped in the temple was recovered in the form of a slab from sea. Later when the slab was washed the murti of Goddess Kali appeared. This is the reason why the murti is known as Shila Devi.
The nine-day navratri festival sees the chanting of Durga Saptashati and other sacred texts.

That person is successful who makes use of at least one talent that he possesses – Swami Chinmayananda

Vedanta uncompromisingly insists that man is essentially perfect, and therefore infinite are the possibilities that lie lurking in him. The Rishis cry, ‘we must realize that we have within ourselves all the resources, ability, energy and power for building up a supremely successful life for ourselves and for others in the world. There is one great and covetable gift, which is distinctly ours at all times, and this is our profound capacity to discover, develop and usefully employ the infinite essence in us.
A life organized for the discovery of the potentialities already existing within ourselves and the ordering of our behaviour so as to nurture and nourish them, is a life well spent. Herein our success depends upon the amount of transformation we can successfully bring about in our personality and character. The vital question, is not how many talents each one of us has, but how much of our existing talents we can explore, develop and exploit. An individual may have many talents and y…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 27, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 27, 2011 – Amavasya Tithi or No moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi till 5:13 PM September 27, 2011. After 5:13 PM it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 6:03 PM on September 27, 2011. Afterwards it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 1:12 AM. Afterwards it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mahalaya Shradh. Durga Puja rituals begin. Pitru Paksha Shradh Ends.
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Amavasya or No moon day of the waning phase of moon in Ashvin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar…

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